Kevin Zeese joins the show from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C., where he and other activists are trying to ensure that the Trump administration doesn’t turn the embassy over to their puppet government. Since the actual coup attempt in Venezuela failed due to military loyalty to Maduro, explains Zeese, the U.S. has been trying to replace a network of embassies with the people they want in power. Zeese says that much of what we hear about Venenzeula in the mainstream media is false; they are still fairly prosperous, Maduro won in a fair election and still enjoys popular support, and the country attracts many more immigrants than it has emigrants. American special interests, he says, are just using the political unrest there as an excuse to try to get their hands on the country’s immense natural resource wealth.
Discussed on the show:
“Ukraine: Why “OU” Lost By A Landslide” (PopularResistance.Org)
“Fallacies And Inaccuracies About Venezuelan Migration” (PopularResistance.Org)
“Cable: 06KIEV1706_a” (Wikileaks)
“Joe Biden’s 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived” (TheHill)
“Nuland-Pyatt leaked phone conversation” (YouTube)
Kevin Zeese is a lawyer, activist, and journalist who has written for independent media outlets such as Truthout, AlterNet, Truthdig and Counterpunch, as well as the The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is the host of Clearing the Fog and the author of multiple books on drug policy. Find him on Twitter @KBZeese.
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